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Denglisch and Germany's War of Words
It is a popular, even trendy, German English language mixture,but "Denglisch", doesn't thrill everyone, and has a few powerful opponents. Some of the most commonly used words and phrases have been banned for use in many official offices and documents.

Three Kings Day, Epiphany in Germany
January 5 - Twelfth Night, and next day "Dreikönigstag" - Three Kings Day, Epiphany, are the final hours of the Advent and Weihnachten season. The ending of the Christmas celebrations in German speaking countries are a mixture of Tradition, Charity, Religion and Folklore.

Three Kings Day Cake Recipe
Dreikönigstag, Epiphany, on January 6 ends the Christmas season, and in many of Germany's regions and German speaking countries one of the traditions is a King's Cake. The lucky finder of a Christkind figure, almond or dried white bean in their portion, is crowned a King or Queen for the Day.

New Year's Eve in Germany
Old, new, based on customs from the pagan past, all Germany's New Year Traditions are designed to ensure the coming year will be a vintage one. It is known as "Silvester", and from food to fireworks here is how the New Year is celebrated in Germany.

Feuerzangenbowle, a Traditional Hot Punch Recipe
Germany’s Feuerzangenbowle, Flaming Fire Tongs Punch, with red wine, rum and sugar flambé, is a popular, even spectacular, drink enjoyed throughout the winter and holiday season. Especially the Christmas and New Year celebrations.

Christmas in Germany
So how do they spend Christmas in Germany? Filled with celebration and age old customs, it is a rich and colorful mix of the religious, secular, traditional, folk and food.

German Christmas Cookie Recipes
Vanilla Crescents and Cinnamon Stars are two of the most popular Weihnachtsplätzchen. Traditional "Holiday Cookies" or Weihnachtskekse, a central and indispensable part of a Christmas in Germany.

Germany's Prehistoric Solar Observatory
Observatory, Shrine, or Temple? For the prehistory agricultural civilization that created Germany's Goseck Circle 7,000 years ago, Solstice was an important seasonal midpoint celebration. Probably the world's oldest solar observatory, it predates Britain's Stonehenge by at least two millennia.

Currywurst, its Story and Authentic Recipe
What is a Currywurst? Well life without it would be unthinkable for many Germans. A grilled sausage with special curry sauce far tastier than ketchup and curry powder, or the contents of a packet, it's an iconic fast food snack enjoyed everywhere. Its story and authentic sauce recipe.

Germany's Christmas Markets, Weihnachtsmärkte
Advent in Germany and the traditional "Weihnachtsmärkte" begin to open. Famous the world over the Christmas Markets, with their enchanting nostalgic atmosphere and delicious seasonal aromas, are an unforgettable part of the German holiday season.

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